the river driver lyrics – great big sea

i was just the age of sixteen when i first went on the drive,
after six months hard labor, at home i did arrive.
i courted with a pretty girl, t’was her caused me to roam,
now i’m just a river driver and i’m far away from home.

i’ll eat when i am hungry and i’ll drink when i am dry,
get drunk whenever i’m ready, get sober by and by,
and if this river don’t drown me, it’s down i’ll mean to roam,
for i’m a river driver and i’m far away from home.

i’ll build a lonesome castle upon some mountain high,
where she can sit and view me as i go p*ssing by
where she can sit and view me as i go marching on,
for i’m a river driver and i’m far away from home.

i’ll eat when i am hungry and i’ll drink when i am dry,
get drunk whenever i’m ready, get sober by and by,
and if this river don’t drown me, it’s down i’ll mean to roam,
for i’m a river driver and i’m far away from home.

when i am old and feeble and in my sickness lie,
just wrap me up in a blanket and lay me down to die
just get a little bluebird to sing for me alone,
for i’m a river driver and i’m far away from home.

i’ll eat when i am hungry and i’ll drink when i am dry,
get drunk whenever i’m ready, get sober by and by,
and if this river don’t drown me, it’s down i’ll mean to roam,
for i’m a river driver and i’m far away from home.

i’ll eat when i am hungry and i’ll drink when i am dry,
get drunk whenever i’m ready, get sober by and by,
and if this river don’t drown me, it’s down i’ll mean to roam,
for i’m a river driver and i’m far away from home.
for i’m a river driver and i’m far away from home.

/ great big sea lyrics